The Appalachian Regional Commission awards grants from funds appropriated to the Commission annually by Congress.
ARC awards program grants for projects that benefit the Appalachian Region by furthering the five goals identified by the Commission in its strategic plan. Typically, ARC grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing). Program grants are made to nonprofit organizations.
Most program grants originate at the state level. Potential applicants should contact their state ARC program manager to request a pre-application package.
The local development district serving the county in which the project is located may provide guidance on a project's eligibility for funding and assistance in preparing a grant application.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Appalachian Area Development
Appalachian Local Development District Assistance
Appalachian Regional Development (See individual Appalachian Programs)
Appalachian State Research, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Appalachian Regional Commission, Headquarters, Washington, 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20009-1068